Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
at his colorado hotel, but he's been doing mock debates for weeks with ohio senator rob portman standing in as the president. >> i think romney has to throw the president off stride and get under his skin. maybe he mentions president obama's penchant for playing golf when the economy is souring. >> reporter: the president is prepping in nevada where he's said to be working on shorter answers and staying calm no matter what criticisms are leveled against him. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: joe biden and paul ryan don't debate until next week. so they're on the trail representing their campaigns this tuesday, biden in north carolina and ryan in iowa of jennifer davis, fox news. >> you can watch that first presidential debate on fox 5 at 9:00 tomorrow night live from denver. >>> a scare in the air for american airlines. passengers had a row of seats come loose in midflight. now the airline figured out why. will thomas is everywhere at 11:00. >> american airlines is responding. it says the clasps that hold t
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
he's endorsing a rate hike. and popping up weeks before the november election. local officials are seeing a rise in voter fraud. >> and the unique project capturing the lives much washingtonians. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. these e appliances could have bn made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? . >>> the search for a woman who illegally hitched a ride on a manatee turned herself in. she was riding the animal. manatees, by the way, protected under the florida manatee sanctuary act. she was not aware that what she was doing was against the law. >>> a detroit police chief has been suspended after a sex scandal. he's married and is a pastor. we're going to show you the photo. detroit police officer angelica robinson with a department- issued gun
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
rarely engaged in a one-on-one debate. president obama's staff is reportedly to keep the sometimes wordy president's answers brief and to the point. joining us is peter fin. good morning. wonderful to see you. our friend jim is away this week, so we are happy to welcome back jordan lieberman. good to see you again. so let's talk about it. the day is here. peter, i'll start with you. what's the feeling going into this debate? >> i think there's a lot of anxiety, allison. these things are very tense. i'm not sure we're going to see lincoln/douglas here tonight. this is a fairly loose format and it allows both candidates some time to go into longer answers and explain things. but as you point out, especially with president obama, i think they're trying to shorten his answers, keep them pointed and i think that they're ready for a pretty tough onslaught from romney. romney knows he has to prove something, and he's going to come at the president, i think fairly hard. but i think this president gives as good as he gets. i think it will be a strong back and forth. >> jordan, what do you think?
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
last week, by monday, both were into full debate prep mode. the president in nevada, mitt romney in boston. >> if i become president -- no, when i become president -- >> reporter: the new poll shows president obama leading mitt romney 49 to 47% nationally among likely voters. >> it is a tight race, a very tight race. >> reporter: the poll asked who would do a better job on budgeting and spending, romney beat the president 50 to 43%. >> when it gets down to the ballot, although he is ahead on the most important factor, he is behind because of the likability factor. >> reporter: kennedy says the president still needs to make his case to close the deal. >> i think the thing that obama needs to accomplish is that he needs to show people he has a plan to grow the economy. >> reporter: while the campaigns are downplaying debate expectations. >> governor romney, he is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: what is not debatable is the interest. the live audience is invitation only so that means the tv audience is expected to be in the millions. now, between the two candidates, mitt